How much waste do American prisons produce?



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    Because of overcrowding in prisons, handling sewage has become a big problem.  Prisons no longer have the capacity to efficiently run their waste water systems which are causing leaks into streams, rivers, and underground.  Food is also wasted – despite the growing number of inmates.  One article reported that one prison threw out 2 tons of waste in a single day.  

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